My parents were in town over the weekend and during that time we Skyped with an aunt and uncle. My aunt politely reminded me that I don't blog very consistently any more. Yep. I know. Life with two teenagers is busy. The time that I used to be able to sit down regularly at a computer and type a few words is often filled with additional chores or errands. And once you fall out of a habit it's hard to get back into it. My free time is precious and I've been using it to sew, mostly.
I've wanted to make all 90 blocks from The Farmer's Wife Pony Club book for several years now and decided 2015 was the year. Several of us on Instagram agreed to each make ten blocks a month for nine months. That would mean that after September I would have all 90 blocks complete and would have the rest of the year to make those blocks into a completed quilt. Over Christmas break I planned to make three blocks in advance of 2015 -- a foundation paper pieced block, a blocks with lots of Y-seams, and a block with a gallion pieces and piece it traditionally. I did that. And then kept on going. To date I have 61 blocks done. I haven't lost steam yet so I'm just going to keep on truckin'. More pictures to come I'm sure but for now you can follow along on Instagram. And join me too! Use hashtag #ridethatponyclub so all the participants can see what you're making and cheer you along too!